This year marks the ninetieth year of Rosicrucian Park as the focus of Rosicrucian activity in North America and around the world. The word, focus, is a most apt description since, in the households of ancient Rome, the hearth (focus in Latin) was the center of the home. Sacred to the goddess Vesta, whose virtues had defined the sanctity, purity, and harmony of the ideal Roman family, the hearth provided warmth and light, and it was the place where nourishment was prepared. In so many ways, Rosicrucian Park has served the Rosicrucian Order and the San Jose community in these very capacities.
In this podcast of an article by the Co-founder and Imperator (1915-1939) of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, H. Spencer Lewis, we learn about the projection of thought, the connection of Energy and Thought, and the Cosmic Mind.
Helio de Moraes e Marques, FRC
Grand Master of the Portuguese Language Grand Lodge
In this podcast, which is a reading of his presentation at the AMORC World Convention in San Jose, Grand Master Helio de Moraes e Marques discusses the many incarnations that led up to the Imperator we know as H. Spencer Lewis.
On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC in America in 1915, Grand Master Julie Scott recalls the beginnings of this round of Rosicrucian Work in America.
Rosicrucian initiatic journeys to Egypt began in 1929 with Imperator H. Spencer Lewis
leading the first group. These extraordinary pilgrimages continue until today. Seventy-five
Rosicrucians from throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe accompanied
H. Spencer Lewis on that first initiatic journey. The principal destination was Egypt, however
on the way to and from that mystic land, the travelers visited mystical sites in the Madeira
Islands, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Holy Land, and Europe. As this was in the
days before regular transatlantic air service, the journey lasted seventy days. It concluded on
the Spring Equinox.
This trip was especially tailored for Rosicrucians. As is the case today, the travelers were treated
to unique experiences and unusual sites normally passed over by the casual tourist of the day.
At every site, in every city, members learned about cultural and mystical aspects related to the
site generally unknown to the ordinary traveler. Of course the most special features of this trip
were the unique initiations conducted by Imperator Lewis. This tradition continues today
with Imperator Christian Bernard conferring the initiatic rituals in Egypt.
The entire 1929 tour was chronicled in eleven consecutive issues of The Mystic Triangle
magazine (the predecessor to today’s Rosicrucian Digest), from February through December
1929. We present below an excerpt from the original series.